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Kai Tak site accident being probed

The Government expressed that it is highly concerned about an accident involving the collapse of a bamboo scaffold at a Kai Tak construction site today in which two workers were killed and three others injured.   A preliminarily investigation by the Buildings Department (BD) found that the scaffold, measuring about 15m by 8m, fell to the ground from the external wall on the 19th floor of a building under construction.   The BD said it will conduct a comprehensive investigation into the cause of the incident, including whether the scaffold, as temporary works, complied with the Buildings Ordinance and whether the registered contractor and any related persons have properly discharged their responsibilities.   It added that if anyone is found in contravention of the ordinance, it will take follow-up actions, including instigating prosecution and referring to the Contractors Disciplinary Board for disciplinary proceedings.   The Labour Department (LD) also launched an immed

Ed chief to visit Zhejiang, Shanghai

Secretary for Education Choi Yuk-lin will depart for Zhejiang and Shanghai on April 10.   The goal of her visit to both places is to learn about their developments in science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics (STEAM) and early childhood education as well as teacher training.      In Zhejiang, Dr Choi will call at the China Academy of Art, Zhejiang Shuren University, Hangzhou Normal University and Alibaba Group and tour Anji County to study the Anji Play for early childhood education.   She will then proceed to Shanghai to visit East China Normal University and Shanghai Normal University and meet Hong Kong youths stationed in the city.   The education chief will also call on officials of Zhejiang Province and Shanghai Municipality to discuss education interflow and co-operation.   Dr Choi will return to Hong Kong on April 13. During her absence, Under Secretary for Education Sze Chun-fai will be Acting Secretary.
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